Birth22 Nov 1805, Ft. Henry, Wheeling Township, Marshall County, West Virginia929,1302, p. 4.
Death8 Dec 1874, Dover, Bureau County, Illinois1302, p. 15.,1305, p. 75. Age: 69
BurialPrairie Repose Cemetery, Dover, Bureau County, Illinois1512
FatherJohn TAYLOR (~1776-1842)
MotherMary Ann MOSSER (1782-?1850)
Birth4 Mar 18061302, p. 4.
DeathDover, Bureau County, Illinois1302, p. 15.
BurialPrairie Repose Cemetery, Dover, Bureau County, Illinois1512
Marriage22 Nov 1827, Tuscarawas County, Ohio161, v. 1, p. 77.
ChildrenMatthew (~1832-)
 John Barton (~1833-)
 Susan (1836-1885)
Notes for John TAYLOR

Family Remembrance:1302, p. 15. "Records were found in 1960 where John Taylor and Sarah Barton Taylor and their family lived prior to moving to Illinois. The records were found at the courthouse in New Philadelphia, Ohio, the county seat of Tuscarawas County. The records of marriage were found that John Taylor and Sarah Barton were married on Nov. 22, 1827 by Nathan McGreis, J. P. and it was John Taylor’s 22nd birthday.

In the records of land transactions were found the following record: Lots 31 and 32 of section 1, township 7, range 2 of the unappropriated lands in the Military District subject to sale at Zanesville, Ohio, containing 200 acres the same more or less by the President Andrew Jackson (1829-1837). We are not sure when this land was purchased but it was purchased during the Andrew Jackson administration. This farm is about one mile north of Stonecreek, Ohio in Tuscarawas, County. We also found a record of a 40 acre tract that belonged to John and Sarah Taylor. This land was all sold in 1855 when the Taylors came to Illinois. The 200 acre tract brought $3,000.00. The price of the 40 acre tract was not mentioned. After selling their land they with their entire family traveled west by covered wagon to seek a new home in the rich land of Illinois. Many of their friends and relatives and neighbors had moved to Bureau County a year or two before and that influenced them to move west.

John Taylor’s three older children were married in Ohio. Matthew Taylor buried his young wife and baby just a month before leaving Ohio. She died in childbirth (Aug. 7, 1855) and was not quite 20 years of age. Her maiden name was Belinda Ridenour. She is buried in the old hilltop cemetery at Stonecreek. (Belinda born Aug. 8, 1835). Mary Taylor and her husband Abiriam Shaw and John Taylor and his wife Ann Huffman Taylor accompanied their parents, as did Matthew Taylor. Abiriam and Mary Shaw returned to Ohio to live as they did not like Illinois. They were the only ones to turn back.

The marriage record of Matthew Taylor and Belinda Ridenour - married July 4, 1854 by Elder O. M. West.

Abiriam Shaw born June 27, 1829, died July 27, 1893
Mary Taylor Shaw born Jan. 28, 1830, died April 12, 1917
They are buried at Kennedy Cemetery in Rush Township. One of their daughters, Mary Shaw Haga is buried on the same lot. She was born Oct. 8, 1859 and died Feb. 13, 1899.

John Taylor died in 1874 of diabetes and Sarah Barton Taylor died on Jan. 18. Both are buried in the cemetery in Dover, Illinois. Four of their sons are buried there too."

Family Remembrance:1302, p. 18. "John and Sarah Barton Taylor were the parents of eleven children, nine sons and two daughters. Four sons died in infancy; they were Joseph, Eli, Elias, and Abram. The other children lived long and useful lives with the exception of Susan who died rather young although she was the mother of 4 sons and 5 daughters. She had gone to Iowa to help nurse her brother, Levi, through a siege of typhoid fever, came home, became ill, and died of typhoid fever also. Levi recovered. Susan was the wife of George Hensel.

The other children of John and Sarah Barton Taylor were: Mary (Shaw), Matthew, John, Martin (Lottie’s father), Henry, and Levi. John Taylor was born in Virginia on Nov. 22, 1805. Sarah Barton Taylor was born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, March 4, 1806. They were married Nov. 22, 1827 and lived north of Stonecreek, Ohio in Tuscarawas County. Sarah Barton Taylor was the daughter of Eli and Mary Roberts Barton. Eli Barton was born July 26, 1765, was the son of Thomas and Mary Barton. Mary Roberts Barton was born May 15, 1761 and was married to Bill Barton July 26, 1791. She was the daughter of William Roberts born March 11, 1739, and Rachel Roberts born Sept. 11, 1736."

1820 U.S. Census:1482 John enumerated in the household of his father John Taylor Sr. in Lawrence Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio as one of two males age 10 to 15. John was about age 15, his brother Henry about age 12.

1830 U.S. Census:2469
Tuscarawas County, Ohio (York Township)
Head of Family •• John Taylor
Males 20-30 •• 1 << John Taylor, age 24
Females 5-10 •• 1 << daughter Mary, age 1
Females 30-40 •• 1 << wife Sarah Barton, age 24
Adjacent to the household of Eli Barton, age 60 to 70, most likely the father of Sarah Barton.
Enumerator may have tallied both Mary and Sarah in the wrong column ??

1840 U.S. Census:2468
Tuscarawas County, Ohio (York Township)
Head of Family •• John Taylor
Males under 5 •• 2 << son Martin, newborn and perhaps one other who died young
Males 5-10 •• 2 << sons Matthew, age 8, and John, age 5
Males 30-40 •• 1 << John Taylor, age 34
Females under 5 •• 1 << daughter Susana, age 3
Females 10-15 •• 1 << daughter Mary, age 11
Females 30-40 •• 1 << wife Sarah, age 34

1850 U.S. Census:2466
Tuscarawas County, Ohio (Jefferson Township)
Enumerated 19 September 1850
John Taylor •• 44, male, farmer, real estate value $2,500, born in Virginia
Sarah •• 44, female, born in Pennsylvania
Mary •• 21, female, born in Ohio
Mathew •• 18, male, laborer, born in Ohio
John •• 15, male, laborer, born in Ohio
Susana •• 13, female, born in Ohio
Martin •• 10, male, born in Ohio
Henry •• 2, male, born in Ohio

1860/65 Military Service of Sons:1306, no page number. Civil War service of sons: Henry L., 1847-1913, Private, Co I, 7th Illinois Cavalry; Martin V., 1840-1913, Sergeant, Co. I, 12th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Both are buried in Prairie Repose Cemetery, dover.

1856 Marriage of Daughter Susan:1468 "George Hensel and Susan (Taylor) Hensel were married in Arlington Illinois November 30, 1856. They had 12 kids, most of whom seemed to live and die in Bureau Co."

1870 Election:1466, p. 426. "A meeting to incorporate the town of Dover was called May 2, 1870. The call was signed by J. R. Zearing, William Mercer, Robert Braden, A. C. Kellogg, and a vote thereon was had May 14. Twenty-one votes were cast." John Taylor is listed as a voter.

1870 U.S. Census:2465
Bureau County, Illinois (Dover Post Office)
Enumerated 18 July 1870
John Taylor •• 64, male, white, farmer, real estate value $1,900, personal property value $5,000, born in Virginia, male over the age of 21
Sarah •• 64, female, white, keeping house, born in Pennsylvania (? difficult to read)
Levi •• 18, male, white, farm laborer, born in Ohio, attended school within the year
Jane Roach (? difficult to read) •• 14, female, white, born in Illinois, attended school within the year
Joseph Kunnwell (? difficult to read) •• 21, male, white, farm laborer, born in Iosa, male over the age of 21

1874 Obituary:1305, p. 75. (Extracted from Bureau County Republican, 17 December 1874, p. 8, col. 3) John Taylor of Dover, old settler of our county, resident of Dover area 19 years, living the entire time on the place where he died Dec. 8. Came from Ohio. Professor of religion for 35 years. Age 69 years.
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